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The Vintage Collingrove Hill Climb was conceived by the Sporting Car Club of South Australia as an event for cars built between 1919 and 1939. This year, on October 5th, the venue was honored with the presence of a dozen Delages–a particular honor, since the event takes place on land purchased from the Angas family’s Collingrove property near the Barossa Valley town of Angaston.
During the roaring Twenties, the Angas family owned a number of rare Delages, and two of the younger Angas brothers, Colin and Bob, created the hill climb track in the early 1950s. This year, Colin Angas, now 88, was a keen spectator in the hillclimb paddock. Colin recalled some of his Delage memories for VeloceToday.
Colin’s grandfather Charles had owned a 1926 Delage 14hp DISS. He recalls the car came to their property regularly. “It was a mahogany boat-tailed tourer in dark green with black guards - a really delicious motor car. Every engineering student who went through Adelaide University at one time owned and thrashed this car!” It currently resides in country Victoria.
“Ronald Angas, my father, also had a 1926 or ‘27 14hp Delage, though not a DISS. I traveled home with him from Adelaide on the bare chassis with just a box for seating. He had built, at Collingrove, a two-seater closed van-type body so that two could sleep in the back. Both running boards were made up as big ‘tucker’ boxes (Australian for ‘food’). Alongside the driver’s right side was a vertical mounting for a .22 calibre Mauser rifle - probably the most noteworthy feature for a small boy.
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1936 Delage LeMans, Bruce Thomas